I Blinked

May 27, 2011
By Thom430 SILVER, Hubbard, Oregon
Thom430 SILVER, Hubbard, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
Men go abroad to wonder at the height of mountains, the huge waves of the sea, the long course or rivers, the vast compass of the ocean, the circular motion of the stars, but they pass by themselves and they don’t even notice.
Augustine


Just six years old,
I was sitting on my porch,
With an ice cold cherry coke,
I blinked.

I woke up and I’m 25,
Caught up in the politics of,
Election 2030,
I blinked.

3 years down the road,
My high school sweetheart is about to become my wife,
The preacher says, “You may kiss the bride.”
I blinked.

6 years later my cars weaving in and my cars weaving out,
Running every red light in town,
One more push and a baby cries with tears of joy in her mammas eyes,
I blinked.

Just 12 years later my baby cries,
“Daddy I miss him so much,”
My little girl is hurt,
But I blinked.

10 years later I squeeze her hand as if to say,
“Darling, it’s just still hard to give you away,”
But I let go, setting her straight on life,
I blinked.

23 years fly by right to my hospital bed,
She cries, “Oh I’m not ready,”
I squeeze her hand and say,
“Don’t blink,

Life goes faster than you think,
So don’t blink.”



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